Hartlepool RNLI carry out search following discovery of upturned boat

Lifeboats News Release

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 12:10pm by Humber Coastguard following a report from a local fishing boat that had discovered a small upturned three metre fibre glass rowing boat approx 10 miles off Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool RNLI all weather lifeboat and the small rowing boat(inset) that was discovered off Hartlepool.
The all-weather lifeboat was on scene at 12:45pm and commenced a search of the area for any casualties but nothing untoward was discovered.

The rowing boat, which appeared to have been adrift at sea for a lengthy time was brought back to Hartlepool by the fishing boat and left on the Fish Quay.

The all-weather lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 2:15pm and was made ready for service by 2:30pm.

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